Arcadia HopMouth Double IPA | Arcadia Brewing Company

very good
1,042 Ratings
Arcadia HopMouth Double IPAArcadia HopMouth Double IPA

Brewed by:
Arcadia Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
The first in a limited edition, Brew Crew Big Beer Series. 1080 OG; 76 IBU

This remarkably balanced brew has a deep amber hue with a generous white head. Hopmouth showcases a rich, toasty flavor and sweet caramel notes because of the high-quality Maris Otter Malt used. The hops are up front in the aroma reminiscent of citrus and pine, while the resin-like flavors linger well after the last sip.

Added by TastyTaste on 12-11-2005

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Photo of imperialking
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Tilly
3.99/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

P: Hazy amber, white head, good glass lacing.
A: Huge caramel malts, citrus, pine.
T: Caramel, lemon, earthy, malt, yeast.
M: Tangy, thick, mildly bitter, alcohol.
O: A different kind of DIPA.

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Photo of mgavin
3.99/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MadLatvian
3.99/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ColForbinBC
3.99/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Firkin at the South Philly Taproom, served in a 10oz glass

A murky burnt orange body with bits of suspended yeast and a creamy, sticky off-white head. Loads of dots and lines of lace.

Pine needles and spruce leap out of the glass and assault the nostrils. Slight floral hops linger underneath with a sweet toasted caramel aroma.

Bitterness up front, then a mild malt sweetness. The finish is of evergreens, spicy hops and bitterness. A pretty bitter IPA, but balanced out nicely. The sweetness of the malt really complements the bitterness well.

Thick and creamy due to the cask, but it wasn't all that impressive.

This beer is pretty well-balanced which makes it rather drinkable.

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Photo of Tripel_Threat
3.99/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pour is a tawny, honey color with a sticky cap of off white foam. Aroma is big and sweet, floral hops and caramel malts. There's a big, malty backbone to this DIPA, very much the way I like it. Resiny, floral hops round it out with a touch of piney bite on the end. Feel is on the thicker side.

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Photo of brewtalthrone
3.99/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dave_in_GR
3.99/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Served in a pint glass at Derby Station in EGR. Was a fairly dark amber color with a small amount of white foamy head. The aroma was mild, was expecting a far more aggressive hoppy smell but just a hint of pine. The taste was also surprising but pleasantly so - the piney hops were there at the start, but quickly faded. This beer is quite balanced, and the hops seemed to blend nicely with the malts. The carbonation helps balance the mouthfeel as well, had to watch myself as this went down very easy. Really nice beer.

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Photo of Jackalope1977
3.98/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Kendo
3.98/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Poured from the bomber into a Duvel oversized tulip. Body is amber-orange with a 1-finger creamy head that settles to leave a good, thick ring of foam at the top of the glass, then lots of craggly lace on the way down.

S: Big hops -- mostly citrus (especially grapefruit) and pine.

T: First impression: it's a "clean" taste that seems to be lacking in malt. I get dry hops that are somewhat minerally in character. Also fruity hops -- think citrus or tropical fruit -- and a touch of malt base becomes more evident as it warms a bit. Also some evergreen -- pine or maybe even spruce -- leaves a drying finish.

M: Thinner than expected; I thought it could use more of a malt backbone.

D: Solid. Went down easy enough.

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Photo of j0hnc2468
3.98/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of nrbw23
3.98/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Pours a hazy golden amber color that may be a tad bit darker than other DIPA's I've had. A nice froathy tan head that has great retention and formers a nice layer on top of the brew. The head leaves a great amount of lacing.

S- Piney and citrus hops dominant with a touch of malts.

T- Piney and citrus hop nice and spicey and a nice floral bitter hop finish. Overall, pretty well balanced I like it!

M- Crisp and bitter. Medium in body and nice carbonation.

D- Very good and very easy to drink. I'd recommended this brew to anyone.

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Photo of bigleague
3.98/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MikeGill
3.98/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Tasted on 1/20/10
Served in a wine glass. Light caramel color with small white head. Murky with hints of orange at the edge of the glass. Fresh herbs and orange rind on the nose with hints of grapefruit.

Nice and warming with good roasted malt coming through. Medium body plus mild carbonation makes for a very drinkable beer with an elegant mouthfeel. Hops are kinda subdued for this style but they really show well on the finish which is long and generous

This double IPA will not slap you in the face with hops but the citrus and pine is defininatly there. It's very well structured and the ABV is kept in check by freshness and malt.

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Photo of spwalshesq
3.98/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Thin head, minimal lacing, dissipated quickly. Murky, cloudy. Burnt orange brown color.

S: A little light on aroma. Slightly bready and yeasty.

T: Very malty. Malt up front, which tends to mask the hops. Even maltier as it warms up.

M: Medium bodied mouthfeel. Average carbonation.

D: If you like malty ales, this would be a good choice. Not for hopheads, as the hopes tend to get lost in the maltiness. Nonethless, a good beer, just not what I would consider a very good DIPA. Slainte!

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Photo of Wheels2532
3.98/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of scofielj
3.97/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass.

A: Deep copper color that was very cloudy. poured with a thick off white head.

S: Floral hops with some pine.

T: Piney taste was tronger than the citrus but both were there.

M: Light to medium bodied, with light carbonation.

D: Even with the big hop presence I found this very drinkable.

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Photo of Beertracker
3.97/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Arcadia HopMouth Double IPA pours up with ample carbonation that creates a craggy, creamish-white head that sits atop a hazy, dark copper to orangish-amber body. Good lacing, but head retention is lacking. The slightly earthy aroma shows some piney, woodsy hops that dominate over the toasted, caramel maltiness. Hint of alcoholic warmth. The flavor starts off with a solid graininess with some sweet caramel character with hints of toasted bread, saltine crackers, wafer, etc... which gives way to a marked bitterness that delivers a bold, pungent, bittersweet finish that seems unbalanced. Bold & warming! Here's to Arcadia's Brew Crew and their Big Beer Series. Don't be a HopMouth!

CHEERS! Beertracker

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Photo of AylwinForbes
3.97/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Originally sampled this product on tap at the Map. I was not so impressed (see earlier note if you so desire). From the bottle displays a muddy chestnut brown, slightly syrupy. Moderate head upon pouring but dissipates on standing. Dense aroma of hop and garrigue and resin. There isn't as much residual sweetness in this DIPA as there is in some, intense hop bitterness from the beginning, which lingers for quite some time after. Still not a favourite, but it made a better impression than the draft version did.

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Photo of meathookjones
3.97/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark amber body with a tall light tan foamy head that left scant speckles of lacing on the glass. Aroma is full of bitter citric hops. Light piney notes over a lightly sweet caramel malt base. Flavor starts off with a mild sweet caramel before being covered by bitter grapefruit hop notes. Some earthiness and biscuit malts add more depth to the taste. Some ringwood yeast notes are in there as well. Finishes with a dry bitterness. Nice thick body that’s pretty smooth and works with the flavor. Good solid DIPA overall but the ringwood notes didn’t seem to fit in that well.

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Photo of jred98rt
3.97/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had to have it since I had a need for a good IPA and the Hopslam tap ran out.

A.) Good lookin' beer. Darker color than most IPAs, small head with excellent lacing.

S.) This is actually the strong point for this beer. Good floral bouquet common to any good ale, with the definite hoppy undertones of an IPA. I was overall impressed.

T.) Not Hopslam, but very close. I was frankly impressed. Nice hoppy start and a clean finish. Not quite as much hoppiness as I wanted, but good nonetheless.

M.) Pretty much normal mouthfeel for a proper microbrew. Good full feeling, good carbonation, very satisfying.

D.) Like most IPAs, this is one to be enjoyed slowly by the pint. Night gets progressively better as you continue.

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.97/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a snifter at The Firkin.

VDubb is persistent. At least he got us a good beer. It pours a rather dark ruby brown topped by a half-finger at best of off-white foam. The nose comprises red and white grapes, red and...not-red...grapefruit, and a fairly strong contingent of toffee. The taste is of smooth citrus and pine (trust me, smoothness is tastable) joined by some nice, sweet caramel. The body is medium, with no real carbonation and a rather smooth feel. Overall, a nice DIPA, not the best around, but pretty tasty nonetheless.

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Photo of QuadriderMX
3.97/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tone
3.97/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy, golden/copper. 1/4 inch head of an off-white color. Good retention and decent lacing. Smells of strong hops, slight yeast, and sweet malt. Fits the style of an American Double / Imperial IPA. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp with an average carbonation level. Tastes of strong hops, slight roasted malt, sweet malt, and yeast. Overall, good blend, body, aroma, and drinkability.

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Photo of DCon
3.97/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bought a 12 fl oz bottle of this from LOLA in St. Louis, MO for $6.50. Poured from the green labeled bottle w/ a Hop Man on the front into a 16oz Stella Artois Gold Rimmed Tulip Glass. Has no freshness date to be found.

Aroma- Has a nice grapefruit aroma that doesn't overload the nose but lets more attributes come around. Seems there is a great amount of citrus, combo of American and noble hops, and has a nice clean, maltiness in the background. Almost perfect but should have more punch for a 2X IPA.

Appearance- Pours a 2 finger head that has good retention. Has a deep amber colored body with some hazing but not much. Leaves thick lacing afterwards.

Flavor- A good, strong hop flavor starts this out with light sweetness behind it. Citrus is a huge attribute in here and has a medium-high bitterness level. Not much more and definitely not enough complexity to make it a big time brew for me.

Mouthfeel- Medium-Full Bodied, Medium Carbonation, and then hits the palate stronger than you can imagine! Makes up for the taste!

Overall Impression- I'll tell you what. You want a beer to hit your palate and finish off your taste buds, go for this one! The taste is pretty average and seems like only an American IPA. Would like to enjoy on-tap and have had many times before but my first time reviewing.

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Arcadia HopMouth Double IPA from Arcadia Brewing Company
3.77 out of 5 based on 1,042 ratings.
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